The hospital’s press office did not give an exact time for the procedure to begin.
According to a medical report released by the hospital this morning, “He will undergo a minimally invasive surgical procedure for the removal of a bladder stone called laser endoscopic colectomy under anesthesia.” (read below)
Surgery is considered low risk and needs general anesthesia. According to the Presidency’s Communication Secretariat, the surgery will be performed by urologist Leonardo Borges and is scheduled for 10:30 am. A cardiologist will monitor the procedure and the date of leaving the hospital will be assessed after surgery. Bolsonaro arrived in São Paulo on Thursday evening (24).
In a conversation with supporters at the entrance to the Palácio da Alvorada on the last day of the first day, Bolsonaro said he has been calculating for over five years.
According to the president, the stone is in the bladder and is larger than a bean bean. It is estimated to be between 2.5 and 3 cm. Urologist doctors explain that the bladder stone usually comes from the kidney, but it can also form in the bladder itself and can cause pain when urinating and, in some cases, bleeding.
Urologist George Tormim Borges Júnior says that it is possible for the patient to live with the bladder stone for a long time, but there comes a time when it increases in size and starts to bother a lot.
“Over time, it gets into the bladder, gets infected and increases in size progressively. We see cases where the person spends several years with that calculation, bothering him little. After some time, it becomes more annoying because, at the time of urination, it blocks the urine from flowing out ”, he explains.
Bolsonaro says he will remove calculus lodged 5 years ago in the bladder
Since he was stabbed during a campaign act in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, in September 2018, Bolsonaro has undergone five surgeries – four of them related to the wound, in addition to a vasectomy done in January this year.
The need for Friday’s operation had already been mentioned by the president previously, in September.
See a summary of the procedures that Bolsonaro has undergone since the campaign:
São Paulo, September 25, 2020.
The Honorable President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, was admitted to Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein at 7:00 am on Friday, the 25th. In the next few hours, he will undergo a minimally invasive surgical procedure for the removal of the bladder stone called laser endoscopic Cistolitotripsia under anesthesia .
Dr. Leandro Echenique, cardiologist
Dr. Leonardo Lima Borges, urologist
Dr. Miguel Cendoroglo, Managing Director of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Special Secretariat for Social Communication
Ministry of Communications
Jair Bolsonaro – Photo: Reproduction